1 Reply Latest reply on Apr 11, 2008 5:34 AM by Tapani Sjoman

    DWG/DXF -mapping

    Tapani Sjoman
      Background:
      We have quite a lot of drawings where has been inserted diemnsions and additional centerlines etc. to the same layer. Drawings have also some disabled layers with elements not to be visible in final drawings.

      Problem:
      All elements in one layer keep the same linetype (solid for dimensions and centerlines) when selecting option "Keep layers for .." So centerlines are solid in DXF/DWG -drawings. If this option is not selected, other elements from disabled layers come visible to the wrong layer.

      Need:
      An option to keep original layers but apply mapping -settings for linetypes.
        • DWG/DXF -mapping
          Tapani Sjoman
          There has been some improvement with SW2008.

          If I draw a solid line (or circle) and change it as "For construction" linetype will be right in the dwg-file regardless of the layer setup. If I draw direct a "Centerline", the linetype will be "by layer" and it is solid in the dwg-file instead of centerline.

          This with the option "Only map entities that are not on SolidWorks layers".

          It the last option is disabled, all elements from disabled layers are mapped to the different layer and become visible (not wanted).


          The option "use mapping but keep layers" is still wanted for us.